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Virtual Quilting Weekend--July 2-5, 2021

Old 07-04-2021, 03:29 AM
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25 completed star blocks! All have the same solid blue/yellow and there are are different "Michigan" fabrics in the centers.

While the heat wave broke, it is still plenty warm out there. After I got the blocks done we went for a drive midday, or tried to anyway. I thought traffic seemed rather light for a major holiday weekend, and it was -- until we got to just south of Everett where it turned into bumper-to-bumper all lanes as far as the eye could see. We made it through to the first exit we could and had a lovely drive back home.

I'll be alternating these fan blocks with a print and fans alternating blocks. So today's task and count: 256 fan blades.

I'm using what I call the Eleanor Burns rickrack technique for the fans. Have already made the "pie" pieces and cut the foundation blocks.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:19 AM
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Sunday Morning Update:
1. Finish binding on Debby Brown Quilt - Think it was February or March? Done... Picture below and it was the February DB.
2. Quilt UFO sandwiched quilt for donation - Done and trimmed for binding
3. Make binding for Quilt in #2 and get it on the quilt and finished.
4. Sew up 11 Christmas stockings for VA and cut another 12 for future mindless sewing moments.(12 of the stockings half done, doing lots of chain piecing, and finished 6. Cut the more but lost track of how many. )

I have another day to go so I just might finish the quilt! Love these long weekends. Just looked and I have TWO DAYS to go Yeah to extended long weekends.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:22 AM
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Better late than never! I've read with interest what everyone is doing and I'm longarming a queen sized scrap quilt and today I hope to piece another twin sized scrap top. I've been trying to empty three 40 gallon bins of strips and strings and I'm halfway through one of them. Alas, garden season is commencing and I may be starting bread and butter pickles if last night's rain has caused a cucumber explosion.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:26 AM
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Ice Blossom- those blocks are looking good, I like the rickrack effect in the fans.

WMUteach- Your colorblock quilt is beautiful- congratulations on getting it done!

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Old 07-04-2021, 04:45 AM
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I like both the visual and textural addition of the rickrack -- and this is a Lady Sports themed quilt... Aunt Debbie may indeed Bleed Blue but enjoys girly too

The rickrack seals the round edge -- you buy 1/2" rickrack, sew down the middle (1/4" seam allowance) on the top, and then flip it over and use that to seal the rounded edge, and then basically you just applique to the base. It goes fast and the curves are smooth and it's just nifty. This is my second top using both the technique and the John Flynn Template kit I bought.

Here's Eleanor showing it, the part with the fans comes in around minute 18:
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Old 07-04-2021, 05:31 AM
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Well, another setback last night, my stomach just would not let me settle down enough to do anything of substance, so I laid back down and slept until about a half an hour ago. I feel better, stomach feels like it's on fire still but it's down substantially, so I'm calling the nap a win.

Today, going to take it easy, I'm working on one of the flower blocks this morning for my sister's quilt, when I got my bolt of muslin, I was expecting 44" - instead I got 36", which was my mistake when I looked back through my order, so I've got to slowly work out the math as I go along and adjust the pattern. Just means I need to cut a few more strips than normal, I'm okay with that. So basically, after I finish this block, I'm going to be cutting more strips and hopefully, I can put the bolt away and break down my sewing table so I can have my kitchen back.

Happy Fourth, everyone!
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:19 AM
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So impressed with what you all are getting done. Oh my, I think I am a fail! Instead of working on the numerous UFO's I have laying around here, I took a drive to my local quilt shop and bought another project! Well, not exactly a kit or anything. I had bought a couple of stripology rulers back a bit a go, and then a pattern....which called for a layer cake.....but I was planning on using scraps and then....boom! a trip to the quilt shop. Oh well....My county is about 67% vaccinated for adults and I was wanting to go shopping. Still put on my mask though....Sounds like my quilt shop is also not ready to fully open. they are planning on starting up in person classes again but will trying for a combo of on in person and zoom as the shop is small and they will limit the amount of students in person. I am totally OK with that and actually think I am going to zoom as then I don't have lug my bigger machine anywhere and won't have to drive (although it less than 3 miles away) during the winter...ok...there are a couple of BIG hills on the way. Happy Fourth everyone!
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:49 AM
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Wow, I love what everyone is working on, progress is being made and that is always a good feeling! I’ve been up since 430 am, went and checked mail for work (that is a 1.5 hour round trip), hit Walmart when they opened at 7 am, got some laundry going and just finished weeding 1 of 3 flower beds, its already too hot so I am done with yard work for today. I have a few more chores inside to do, then I can get the final border on my current project, I may even get the backing on the longarm today if I have time.
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Old 07-04-2021, 07:24 AM
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Happy safe and fun 4th of July everyone. I enjoy seeing everyone’s pics and progress. Such lovely work.

Rryder, I like your fabric choices in Debbie Brown’s top and the way you are quilting the project. I’m curious are you planning on keeping it, gifting it, or giving away to a charity. I’m sure the receiver will enjoy the quilt.

I’m making slow progress on my list so far. I finished quilting long arming a baby top. I tried combining a few techniques and it didn’t turn out exactly how I had plan, but it came out okay. 3 more to go. Oh, well I did review and take notes on a 4 hour long arm embroidery zoom class I took 2 weeks ago, 6 hours later I was done with the basic notes. I want to review 2 more times to ensure my notes and actually complete one of the projects. I will get back to that in a few days.

Today & tomorrow I plan to trim and bind my queen size quilt, start my 4th of July mystery and sew a little on the pieces for my niece. In about 10 days she plans to come over and we will quilt the top to a minke backing. (That should be fun, I have never quilted with minke with my long arm). Finally I plan finish quilting the 3 baby tops for a friend. I figure today and tomorrow to complete my projects.
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Old 07-04-2021, 08:39 AM
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I am making great progress on the binding of my pineapple quilt. I only have to stitch it down now and put on a label and it will be finished. All the machine sewing is completed. I will sit with DH this afternoon and evening and do the hand stitching. No rush on this one as we have a extra day here. I should be done by tomorrow if not sooner.
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